Abu Dhabi International Airport

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Remote Check-in

Abu Dhabi International Airport has four remote check-in locations, two with bag drop facilities.

City Terminal Check-In

Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s business district and within easy reach of many major international hotels, the City Terminal is easily accessible offering convenient early check-in for you and your luggage. You are also welcome to check-in at this terminal if you are already using our Golden Class 'Meet & Assist' services.

The following airlines offer check-in at City Terminal:

Airline Check-in opening time
(hours before flight departure)
Check-in closing time
(hours before flight departure)
Etihad Airways 24 hours 4 hours
Egypt Air 24 hours 4 hours
Qatar Airways 24 hours 4 hours
Sudan Airways 15 hours 4 hours
Air India 12 hours 4 hours
Air India Express 12 hours 4 hours
Jet Airways 20 hours 4 hours
Royal Jordanian 24 hours 4 hours
Air Berlin 24 hours 4 hours
Air Seychelles 24 hours 4 hours
Kenya Airways 24 hours 4 hours
Philippine Airlines 24 hours 4 hours



We regret that City Check-in is unavailable for US-bound travellers, guests with reduced mobility or special medical needs, unaccompanied minors and guests traveling on airline staff tickets.

Please note that you should report at least 5 hours before the flight departure in order to allow sufficient time to complete the baggage transfer formalities to the airport

A range of baggage services are available at City Terminal, including wrapping, sealing and packaging. There are also storage facilities and shipping services to enable items to be sent to your chosen destination without incurring excess baggage. For more information on our baggage services, please follow this link

Download a City Terminal location map.

Call City Terminal Check-in on +971 (0)2 6448 434.

Abu Dhabi International Airport Expo Check-In (ADNEC)

The ultra-convenient airport check-in facility at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) is the first of its kind at an exhibition centre in the Middle East.

If you are an international visitor to a conference or exhibition at ADNEC, you can check your baggage in and let us transport it to the airport for you. What’s more, you can leave your luggage in our secure storage so you can freely enjoy the event.

The facility is open from 09:00 to 20:00 local time, seven days a week, allowing you to check in up to 24 hours before your flight.

Enjoy the Aloft Hotel

Once checked in, you can take advantage of promotional offers on food, beverages and even room rates at the Aloft Hotel. Alternatively you can use the hotel swimming pool, gym and showers at discounted rates, just by showing your boarding card.

The following airlines offer check-in at Abu Dhabi International Airport Expo Check-in, ADNEC:

Airline Check-in opening time
(hours before flight departure)
Check-in closing time
(hours before flight departure)
Etihad Airways 24 hours 4 hours
Egypt Air 24 hours 4 hours
Sudan Airways 15 hours 4 hours
Air India 12 hours 4 hours
Air India Express 12 hours 4 hours
Jet Airways 20 hours 4 hours
Pakistan Intentional Airlines 24 hours 4 hours
Air Berlin 24 hours 4 hours
Air Seychelles 24 hours 4 hours
Kenya Airways 24 hours 4 hours



Download a location map for Abu Dhabi International Airport Expo Check-in.

Parking is located within ADNEC Car Park A. Valet Parking and drop-off from the Aloft Hotel is also available.

Call the airport Expo Check-in at +971 (0)2 4449 671 or +971 (0)2 4499 051.

Hotel Self Check-In Kiosks

The exclusive self-service kiosks located in the Park Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi and at the Crowne Plaza in Abu Dhabi Yas Island offer passengers the opportunity to check-in for their flight, print their boarding passes and tag their bags before leaving the hotel lobby. When the check in process is complete, the passengers then take their bags to the dedicated bag-drop desk at the airport and go straight to Passport Control.


You will find our hotel self-service check-in kiosks at the Park Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi and at the Crowne Plaza in Abu Dhabi Yas Island

They can be used by passengers on the following airlines:


Airline Check-in opening time
(hours before flight departure)
Check-in closing time
(hours before flight departure)
Etihad Airways 24 hours 4 hours
Jet Airways 20 hours 4 hours
KLM 30 hours 1 hours
 
  
  

Remote check-in charges

For remote check-in at the City Terminal and the Abu Dhabi International Airport Expo (ADNEC), a charge of AED 30 per adult and AED 20 per child applies. There is no charge for guests using self check-in kiosks at the Park Rotana Hotel and the Crowne Plaza,Yas Island. 

How can I arrange transport to the airport and other services?

Once checked-in, you can book airport limousine transfers, fast track services and airport lounge access through our Golden Class 'Meet & Assist' service.